MALIBU—The city of Malibu revealed its list of grant award recipients for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 General Fund Grant Program. According to a news release from the city of Malibu website, over $216,500 was awarded from the annual program that provides funding assistance to local non-profit organizations whose efforts benefit the community.

“The list of General Fund Grant recipients really demonstrates Malibu’s compassion and commitment to helping make the world and our community a better place,” said Mayor Skylar Peak. “The grants support important services and causes that touch all of our lives.”

The Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Grant Recipients include: American Tortoise Rescue ($800); Aurelia Foundation   ($4,000); Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center ($40,000); California Wildlife Center ($4,000); Children’s Creative Workshop ($2,000); Children’s Lifesaving Foundation ($7,500); Community Assistance and Resource Team (CART) ($1,500); County of Los Angeles Fire Dept./Junior Lifeguard Program ($2,000); Emily Shane Foundation ($2,500); Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Center ($3,000); Malibu Adamson House Foundation ($3,000); Malibu Community Alliance ($1,000); Malibu Community Labor Exchange ($30,000); Malibu Council of the US Navy League ($200); Malibu High School — 7th Grade Core Teachers ($1,000); Malibu High School PTSA-Safe and Sober Grad Night ($4,000); Malibu High School — Shark Fund ($10,000); Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue (Hand in Hand) ($5,000); Malibu Methodist Nursery School ($3,000); Malibu Mountain Rescue Team, Inc. (Malibu Search & Rescue) ($2,500); Meals on Wheels ($3,000); Mighty Under Dogs ($2,500); Nature of Wildworks ($2,000); Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC/The People Concern) ($76,000); Poison Free Malibu ($2,500); Sharifololama Foundation ($1,000); Tales by the Sea ($1,000); Young Actors Project ($1,500).

All submitted applications were first reviewed by the City Council’s Administration and Finance Subcommittee before they were presented to the Malibu City Council for awards during the annual City Budget approval in June.

The General Fund Grant Program provides funding to non-profit organizations located within the city of Malibu that benefit residents of the community. The application period opens at the beginning of each year (January or February), and all applications submitted are reviewed by the City Council Administration and Finance Subcommittee (April or May). The Subcommittee makes recommendations to the City Council for awards during the annual budget approval process each June.